People hold placards reading "I am Charlie" during a gathering in support of the victims of the terrorist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in front of French Embassy in Madrid, January 7, 2015. (AFP/GERARD JULIEN)
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PARIS: It was like something out of a movie: gunfire, tires screeching, police sirens and "rivers of blood" as terror descended on a nondescript building in a calm Parisian street.Annick Chevalier, 50, was at work assisting the elderly near the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo when she heard what she thought were fireworks.Back in the street, lined with apartment buildings and a short walk from major boulevards – where tourists and Parisians alike excitedly swarmed the streets for the first day of the winter sales – panic and confusion broke out.Reality quickly sunk in for Annick, who peered through the second floor window of her workplace to see what was going on.The sound of sirens – that would pierce the air for hours after the attack – accompanied dozens of police cars, Red Cross vehicles and firetrucks that arrived on the scene.Outside one nursery school with a view of the scene, teaching assistants Carole and Lucille stand smoking cigarettes and discussing the attack.
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